The Russell Martin Kerr Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Kerr, Russell Martin
Dates: 1941-1942, 1949, 1955
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1916 July 12 Born, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
1938 Graduated, Davidson College
1938-1939 Teacher, Old Town High School, Winston-Salem
1939-1941 Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Erskine Theological Seminary
1941-1942 Student, Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1942 July 3 Ordained, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
1942-1945 Assistant pastor, First Church, Statesville
1946-1952 Pastor, Bethel Church, Winnsboro, South Carolina
1952 July 15 Ordained, Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
1952-1982 Pastor, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in the United States, Charlotte, North Carolina
1982 Retired
1998 Awarded Alumni Service Award, Davidson College

Biographical Information

Russell Martin Kerr (born 1916) was educated at Davidson College (B.A., 1938), Erskine Theological Seminary (B.D., 1941), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1942). He has served as pastor of various Presbyterian churches, both Associate Reformed Presbyterian and the Presbyterian Church in the United States, for many years. He has written the history of the ancient Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina where he served his last and longest pastorate.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of course notes taken by Russell Kerr at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1941 to 1942, and notes from summer continuing education courses at the Princeton Institute of Theology in 1949 and 1955.



Kerr, Russell Martin--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae--Archives.

Class notes--1941-1942.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

Russell Kerr donated these papers to the Seminary Libraries in June of 1997. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in July of 1997, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Russell Martin Kerr Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1: Princeton Seminary Course Notes, 1941-1942
- Professor Roberts, "Senior Homiletics."
- Professor Piper, "Apostolic History."
- Professor Kuizenga, "Theology - Church and Salvation."
- Professor Kuizenga, "Apologetics."
- Professor Homringhausen, "Christian Education - The Church and Youth."
- Professor Mackay, "Ecumenics."
- Professor Hromadka, "Theology - Devotional Classics."
- Professor Hromadka, "Ethics."
- Professor Hromadka, "Theology - Crisis."
- Professor F.W. Loetscher, "Calvin=s Institutes."
- Professor Bonnell, "Cure of the Soul."
- Professor Blackwood, "The Bible - Book by Book."
- Professor Blackwood, "Homiletics - Expository Preaching."
- Professor Metzger, "New Testament Introduction."
Notes from the Princeton Institute of Theology [summer continuing education courses] (1949, 1955)
- Professor Stewart, "Preaching the Gospel". 1949
- Professor Cailliet, "Ministry and His Power". 1949
- Professors Macleod and Metzger. 1955


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